Table 5 U.S. Import Price Indexes, by Harmonized System

Table 5. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: May 2015 to May 2016 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Apr.
2016(1)
Index Percent change
Apr.
2016
May
2016
Annual Monthly
May
2015
to
May
2016
Jan.
2016
to
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2016
to
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2016
to
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2016
to
May
2016

Live animals; animal products

I

1.487 187.2 190.8 2.3 1.1 0.1 2.6 1.9

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.379 228.7 242.5 1.2 4.5 -3.1 4.6 6.0

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.781 138.6 141.2 9.0 -0.5 1.9 3.0 1.9

Vegetable products

II

1.993 194.2 192.7 -5.3 -6.2 -3.4 1.0 -0.8

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.499 445.1 411.0 -11.8 -24.0 -5.2 4.8 -7.7

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.573 92.5 90.7 -7.9 3.9 -2.8 -1.7 -1.9

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.365 226.5 228.1 -5.3 0.3 -0.5 0.8 0.7

Oilseeds & misc grains, seeds, plants, straw & fodder (Dec. 2015=100)

12

0.171 103.4 107.0 - -0.8 -0.7 1.9 3.5

Animal or vegetable fats and oils (Dec. 2009=100)

III

0.291 109.1 106.7 1.2 1.9 2.9 6.3 -2.2

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.816 159.7 160.4 -0.3 -0.1 0.7 0.3 0.4

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.194 86.0 85.7 -5.7 0.2 1.3 -0.1 -0.3

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.244 111.6 114.7 3.7 -2.7 4.2 0.8 2.8

Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares (Dec. 2007=100)

19

0.291 133.1 133.2 0.9 -0.2 0.2 0.5 0.1

Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts, or other parts of plants

20

0.331 155.7 155.0 -2.0 -0.4 0.9 0.3 -0.4

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.052 128.6 128.7 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

Mineral products

V

7.073 126.6 147.0 -29.1 -6.7 8.5 9.3 16.1

Mineral fuels, oils and residuals, bituminous substances and mineral waxes

27

6.809 123.5 144.2 -29.5 -6.9 8.9 9.7 16.8

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.012 146.6 147.0 -1.2 0.7 -1.1 -0.1 0.3

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.574 262.8 262.4 -13.1 -1.2 -1.0 -1.1 -0.2

Organic chemicals

29

2.415 120.1 120.4 -3.1 -0.6 -2.4 0.4 0.2

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.922 142.0 142.8 4.5 2.4 0.1 -0.1 0.6

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.287 76.6 76.1 -33.0 0.2 -7.7 -0.5 -0.7

Tanning extracts; dye, pigments, varnish, paints & putty (Dec. 2011=100)

32

0.191 97.3 97.6 -0.7 0.6 1.0 0.1 0.3

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.678 101.3 101.3 12.6 0.2 0.0 -1.3 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.548 136.1 136.4 -4.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.2 0.2

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.279 139.7 139.9 -4.6 -0.5 0.0 0.0 0.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.269 131.1 131.7 -3.1 0.5 -0.8 0.6 0.5

Raw hides, skins, leather, furskins, travel goods, etc

VIII

0.725 124.6 124.6 -2.7 -0.8 -0.4 -0.2 0.0

Articles of leather; travel goods, bags, etc. of various materials

42

0.690 129.2 129.2 -1.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Wood, wood charcoal, cork, straw, basketware and wickerwork

IX

0.828 138.5 140.4 2.4 -0.4 0.9 1.8 1.4

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (Dec. 2014=100)

44

0.788 95.1 96.5 2.7 -0.5 1.0 1.9 1.5

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.173 109.7 109.6 -2.1 -0.1 0.4 -0.5 -0.1

Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, paper or paperboard

48

0.795 104.4 104.3 -1.8 0.2 0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.215 100.4 100.3 - -0.1 0.4 0.0 -0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.597 113.4 113.4 -1.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.310 103.7 103.5 -0.8 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.937 120.0 120.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.645 103.1 102.9 -3.5 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.564 123.0 123.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.358 122.1 122.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, ceramics, glass etc.

XIII

0.983 131.9 132.5 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, or mica (Dec. 2015=100)

68

0.341 99.8 100.6 - -0.4 0.4 0.4 0.8

Ceramic products

69

0.288 137.5 137.5 -0.9 -0.1 -0.7 0.0 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.354 129.8 130.3 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.4

Pearls, stones, precious metals, imitation jewelry, and coins

XIV

3.081 167.7 172.5 0.8 1.4 3.3 -0.2 2.9

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.452 152.9 155.9 -8.1 -0.5 0.3 0.9 2.0

Iron and steel

72

1.248 155.9 166.8 -8.7 -0.7 0.1 4.0 7.0

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.759 138.9 139.0 -6.9 -0.7 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.376 248.4 246.3 -15.9 -2.1 2.9 -0.2 -0.8

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.736 120.7 122.3 -10.2 -0.4 0.4 0.1 1.3

Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof

82

0.465 125.4 125.4 -2.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.537 136.6 136.9 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2

Machinery, electrical equipment, TV image and sound recorders, parts, etc.

XVI

31.251 81.0 81.1 -1.8 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.880 86.0 86.2 -1.8 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.2

Electrical machinery and equip, sound and TV recorders & reproducers, parts

85

15.371 76.1 76.1 -2.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.664 114.1 114.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

13.130 112.7 112.9 -0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2

Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (Dec. 2002=100)

88

1.461 120.2 120.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Optical, photo, measuring, medical & musical instruments; & timepieces

XVIII

4.090 103.2 103.2 -0.5 0.9 -0.2 -0.3 0.0

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.752 99.9 100.0 -0.5 1.0 -0.3 -0.4 0.1

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.272 141.8 142.0 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.283 112.2 112.2 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Furniture & stuffed furnishings; lamps & lighting fittings, nesoi; prefab bldgs

94

2.620 116.7 116.9 -0.6 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.378 103.6 103.5 -1.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.285 135.3 135.2 0.7 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2014 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the 3 months after original publication.
Dash = Not available

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